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chrisdds98 Feb 7, 2011 11:43 PM

Which Austin restaurants serve fresh homemade pasta? It seems like a lot of places just use the dehydrated stuff. Is there much difference in taste between the two?

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    ChefRoy Mar 8, 2011 06:03 AM

    There is another place in town selling incredible fresh and dried pasta. Gourmet Texas Pasta in Wells Branch. www.GourmetTexasPasta.com Just thought I would mention it.

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      Steven Dilley Feb 8, 2011 04:37 PM

      Asti has some dishes with fresh pasta.

      Depending on the application, fresh can make a noticeable difference. Lasagna or many stuffed pastas, for instance. Often less about taste than texture. Though, of course, there are dishes better suited for dry pasta.

      1. popvulture Feb 8, 2011 02:40 PM

        Enoteca, and for that matter I'm pretty sure Vespaio. And yes, it really does make a difference, but I definitely don't think it's the end of the world if you don't have fresh pasta.

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        Vespaio
        1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

        Enoteca
        1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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          chrisdds98 Feb 9, 2011 07:54 PM

          thanks for the tip! had dinner at enoteca tonight. It was great, but i don't know that the fresh pasta made a huge difference. but its the best italian food I've had in Austin so far.

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